This Infographic does a tremendous job of explaining the opportunity cost of true content marketing (bricks) and the difference between producing (bricks) your own great content and posting (feathers) the great content of others (like what I’m doing here).
Defining Bricks & Feathers
Bricks are larger content productions such as research reports, events, white papers, video series, mobile apps, etc. They typically require decent budget and time to produce but have the potential to make a larger splash when executed and promoted correctly.
Feathers are comprised of simple text and photo content published via popular social media tools likeFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, etc.Less intensive than bricks from a production budget standpoint, feathers are created consistently to maintain an ongoing stream of communication between a brand and its audience.
Read the full story behind this great visual by Chris Sietsema.